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Here we will post logs and pictures taken on aircraft spotting trips.
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With luck we are intending to visit the following in 2018:
Friedrichshafen Expo, Spain/Portugal, Oshkosh/Florida

Header Picture: McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom IIs 73-1167 & 74-1638 of USAF/53rdWEG at Oshkosh 2016

Logs/pics - If you have any topical logs and pics from interesting places we could use on the blog please contact me at the address above. Especially welcome would be any museums we haven't yet covered.

Monday, 19 April 2010

14-19/04/10 - Heathrow - Northolt - Stansted - Luton- London City - Northolt

RichT spent a few days working and logging in the East:

14th April - Heathrow

4X-ELE Boeing 747 (26551) EL AL
5A-LAD Canadair CRJ-900 (15214) Libyan Airlines
5Y-KQT Boeing 777 (33682) Kenya Airways
9A-CTG Airbus A319 (0767) Croatia Airlines
9K-AMA Airbus A300 (673) Kuwait Airways
9V-SWQ Boeing 777 (34582) Singapore Airlines
A6-AFA Airbus A330 (1071) Etihad Airways
A6-ECW Boeing 777 (38981) Emirates
A7-ACF Airbus A330 (638) Qatar Airways
AP-BID Boeing 777 (33780) Pakistan International Airlines
B-6113 Airbus A330 (890) Air China
CN-RNJ Boeing 737NG (28980) Royal Air Maroc
CS-TJF Airbus A321 (1399) TAP Portugal
EC-HAF Airbus A320 (1047) Iberia
EC-HUK Airbus A320 (1318) Iberia
EC-ILO Airbus A321 (1681) Iberia
EC-JAB Airbus A320 (2227) Vueling
EC-KJS Gulfstream 550 (5151) Executive Airlines
EC-KLB Airbus A320 (3321) Vueling
EC-KMI Airbus A320 (3400) Vueling
EI-DEO Airbus A320 (2486) Aer Lingus
EI-DSA Airbus A320 (2869) Alitalia
EI-DTA Airbus A320 (3732) Alitalia
F-GPOC ATR-72 (311) Air France
F-GTAY Airbus A321 (4251) Air France
G-STRY Boeing 757 (28161) BMi British Midland
HB-IJJ Airbus A320 (0585) Swiss International Air Lines
HL7489 Boeing 747 (27072) Korean Air
HZ-AKM Boeing 777 (28356) Saudi Arabian Airlines
I-BIXM Airbus A321 (0514) Alitalia
JA734A Boeing 777 (32649) All Nippon Airways
JA734J Boeing 777 (32433) Japan Airlines
JY-AGM Airbus A310 (491) Royal Jordanian Airlines
LN-RCU Boeing 737NG (30190) SAS Norge
LN-RNW Boeing 737NG (34549) SAS
LN-RPM Boeing 737NG (30195) SAS Norge
LN-RRH Boeing 737NG (34546) SAS
LN-RRO Boeing 737NG (28288) SAS
LZ-FBE Airbus A320 (3780) Bulgaria Air
N18119 Boeing 757 (27561) Continental Airlines
N190AA Boeing 757 (32384) American Airlines
N204UA Boeing 777 (28713) United Airlines
N298W Dassault Falcon 900 (045) FRC Holdings Inc V
N355AA Boeing 767 (24036) American Airlines
N782AN Boeing 777 (30003) American Airlines
N829MH Boeing 767 (29700) Delta
N874C Gulfstream 4 (1219) Trans-Exec Air Service Inc
OH-LZF Airbus A321 (2208) Finnair
PH-BTA Boeing 737 (25412) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
S2-AFT Airbus A310 (642) Biman Bangladesh Airlines
SU-PBH Airbus A320 (1300) Air Memphis
SX-OAU Airbus A320 (4193) Olympic Air
TC-JRA Airbus A321 (2823) THY - Turkish Airlines
VT-JEB Boeing 777 (35158) Jet Airways
VT-VJK Airbus A330 (874) (DAE Capital)
ZS-SLF Airbus A340 (006) South African Airways

14th April - Northolt

N437GA Gulfstream 4 (1437) Tortola (BVI) Ltd
N927QS Cessna Citation X (750-0290) NetJets
VP-BAR Dassault Falcon 7X (011) Jana Co

14th April - Stansted

C-GTDE Learjet 35 (35-057) Skyservice Aviation Inc
C-GUAC Learjet 35 (35A-309) Fox Flight Inc
D-ABDR Airbus A320 (3242) Air Berlin
D-ABDW Airbus A320 (3945) Air Berlin
D-ABQI DHC-8 (4264) Air Berlin
D-AGWQ Airbus A319 (4256) GermanWings
D-AKNQ Airbus A319 (1170) GermanWings
D-ALTL Airbus A320 (2009) Air Berlin
D-AVRK BAE 146 (E2278) Lufthansa Regional
EC-JBD Embraer EMB120 Brasilia (120012) Swiftair
EI-DAS Boeing 737NG (33553) Ryanair
EI-DAY Boeing 737NG (33558) Ryanair
EI-DPL Boeing 737NG (33611) Ryanair
EI-DWB Boeing 737NG (36075) Ryanair
EI-DWG Boeing 737NG (33620) Ryanair
EI-DWO Boeing 737NG (36079) Ryanair
EI-DYK Boeing 737NG (36573) Ryanair
EI-DYW Boeing 737NG (33635) Ryanair
EI-EBZ Boeing 737NG (35008) Ryanair
EI-EFI Boeing 737NG (35013) Ryanair
EI-EFR Boeing 737NG (37541) Ryanair
EI-EGB Boeing 737NG (38491) Ryanair
EI-FXJ ATR-72 (292) FedEx Feeder
EI-FXK ATR-72 (256) FedEx Feeder
G-EZAI Airbus A319 (2735) Easyjet
G-EZDZ Airbus A319 (3774) Easyjet
G-EZEJ Airbus A319 (2214) Easyjet
G-EZNC Airbus A319 (2050) Easyjet
G-FDZD Boeing 737NG (35132) Thomson Airways
G-POWD Boeing 767 (30847) Titan Airways
G-WINA Cessna Citation Excel (560-5343) Inclination I LLP
G-ZAPO BAE 146 (E2176) BA Cityflyer
HL7604 Boeing 747 (29907) Asiana Airlines
HZ-DME Dassault Falcon 900 (076) HRH Sheikh Mustafa Edrees
N17JK Gulfstream 4 (1235) Transmeridian Aviation LLC
N326UP Boeing 767 (27752) UPS
N593FE Douglas MD-11 (48551) FedEx Express
N596FE Douglas MD-11 (48554) FedEx Express
N724FD Airbus A300 (530) FedEx Express
N747AX Boeing 767 (22224) DHL Worldwide Express
P4-MES Boeing 767 (33425) Roman Abramovich
SE-DST BAE 146 (E3247) Malmo Aviation
VP-BYY Canadair Global Express (9030) Middle East Jet
VT-JSB Canadair Global Express (9114) Jindal Steel & Power Ltd

15th April - Stansted

D-ABGC Airbus A319 (2468) Air Berlin
D-ABGQ Airbus A319 (3700) Air Berlin
D-ABLB Boeing 737NG (36115) Air Berlin
D-AGEK Boeing 737 (25015) Germania
D-AGWH Airbus A319 (3352) GermanWings
EI-DAN Boeing 737NG (33549) Ryanair
EI-DCN Boeing 737NG (33808) Ryanair
EI-DEC Airbus A320 (2217) Aer Lingus
EI-DHI Boeing 737NG (33818) Ryanair
EI-DLD Boeing 737NG (33825) Ryanair
EI-DPA Boeing 737NG (33602) Ryanair
EI-DPJ Boeing 737NG (33609) Ryanair
EI-DPN Boeing 737NG (35549) Ryanair
EI-DWG Boeing 737NG (33620) Ryanair
EI-DWO Boeing 737NG (36079) Ryanair
EI-DWT Boeing 737NG (33626) Ryanair
EI-DYD Boeing 737NG (33632) Ryanair
EI-DYJ Boeing 737NG (36572) Ryanair
EI-EFR Boeing 737NG (37541) Ryanair
G-EZBI Airbus A319 (3003) Easyjet
G-EZBT Airbus A319 (3090) Easyjet
G-EZDN Airbus A319 (3608) Easyjet
G-EZEB Airbus A319 (2120) Easyjet
G-EZIN Airbus A319 (2503) Easyjet
G-GSSC Boeing 747 (29255) Global Supply Systems
G-NIKO Airbus A321 (1250) Thomas Cook Airlines
G-OBYG Boeing 767 (29137) Thomson Airways

17th April - Luton

4X-EBV Boeing 757 (26054) Sun D'or International Airlines
A6-AAH Canadair Challenger 604 (5362) Elite Jets
CS-DLF Dassault Falcon 2000EX (134) NetJets Europe
CS-DRU HS/BAE/Raytheon 125 (258821) NetJets Europe
CS-DXI Cessna Citation Excel (560-5621) NetJets Europe
EI-EFB Boeing 737NG (37532) Ryanair
G-EDCM Cessna Citationjet 2 (525A-0213) Air Charter Scotland
G-EZAS Airbus A319 (2779) Easyjet
G-EZAU Airbus A319 (2795) Easyjet
G-EZDR Airbus A319 (3683) Easyjet
G-EZEC Airbus A319 (2129) Easyjet
G-EZFN Airbus A319 (4076) Easyjet
G-EZFO Airbus A319 (4080) Easyjet
G-EZIE Airbus A319 (2446) Easyjet
G-EZTI Airbus A320 (3975) Easyjet
G-EZTJ Airbus A320 (3979) Easyjet
G-FDZF Boeing 737NG (35138) Thomson Airways
G-IRSH Embraer EMB135 (14501048) Jet Options Ltd
G-JOPT Cessna Citation V (560-0159) DirectFly
G-LCYA Dassault Falcon 900EX (105) Execujet (UK) Ltd
G-LEAA Cessna Citation Mustang (510-0072) London Executive Aviation Ltd
G-LGKD Gulfstream 550 (5172) TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd
G-ODAG Cessna Citationjet 2 (525A-0397) Air Charter Scotland
G-OOBM Boeing 767 (27568) Thomson Airways
G-OZBB Airbus A320 (0389) Monarch Airlines
G-OZBI Airbus A321 (2234) Monarch Airlines
G-OZBN Airbus A321 (1153) Monarch Airlines
G-REDS Cessna Citation Excel (560-5167) Bridge Aviation Ltd
G-SANL Canadair Global Express (9333) Sanctuary Aviation LLP
G-SYGC Cessna Citationjet 2 (525A-0360) Synergy Aviation Ltd
G-THFC Embraer EMB135 (14500954) London Executive Aviation Ltd
G-WCCI Embraer EMB135 (145505) Altarello Ltd
HB-JRA Canadair Challenger 604 (5529) Swiss Air-Ambulance Ltd
M-OSPB Gulfstream 200 (205) G200 Ltd
N132SD Gulfstream 5 (537) Bank Of America NA
N212LF Gulfstream 450 (4139) Leflight Aviation LLC
N227CP Canadair Challenger 601 (5097) Alesworth Inc
N344AA Gulfstream 4 (1207) 711 Cody Inc
N36RR Gulfstream 2 (004) BKF Aviation Ltd
N470QS Gulfstream 450 (4084) NetJets
N490QS Gulfstream 4 (1488) NetJets
N4T Canadair Global Express (9195) Wells Fargo Bank Northwest, Trustee
N556RA Cessna Citation VII (650-7070) Cessna Finance Corp
N721BA Boeing 737NG (37111) Wakefield Bahamas Ltd
N81ZZ Canadair Global Express (9020) Bombardier Aerospace Corp
N826K Dassault Falcon 900EX (36) Alten Consulting LLC
N90AM Gulfstream 5 (592) Really Quiet LLC
N960SF Dassault Falcon 900EX (062) Bechtel Corp
OE-IDX Dassault Falcon 900DX (604) Global Jet Austria GmbH
OO-SKY Cessna Citationjet 2 (525A-0197) Skyservice BV
TC-TVA Cessna Citation Sovereign (680-0263) TAV
VP-BJK Gulfstream 550 (5200) Denis O'Brien / International Jet Club
VP-BOW Canadair Global Express (9141) Express Aviation Ltd
VP-BZC Gulfstream 550 (5179) Not Yet Known
VP-CLA Gulfstream 4 (1402) Claessons Aviation Ltd
VP-CNR Gulfstream 550 (5113) Rashid Engineering

18th April - London City

3A-MGA Dassault Falcon 900EX (195) HRH Prince Albert II Of Monaco
EI-RJZ BAE 146 (E2326) CityJet
G-BWWT Dornier 328 (3022) Scot Airways
G-EUNA Airbus A318 (4007) British Airways
G-EUNB Airbus A318 (4039) British Airways
G-KPTN Dassault Falcon 50EX (341) TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd
G-LCYI Embraer EMB170 (17000305) BA CityFlyer
HB-VON Cessna Citation Excel (560-5528) Jetclub AB
OK-VSZ Cessna Citation II (550-1040) ABS Jets
OO-VLR Fokker 50 (20121) VLM Airlines
PH-DYE Cessna Citation II (550-0927) Solid-Air Holding BV
VQ-BSN Dassault Falcon 7X (058) Shell Petroleum

19th April - Northolt

CS-DKE Gulfstream 550 (5094) NetJets Europe
CS-DOB Beechjet 400 (RK-561) NetJets Europe
D-BCLA Canadair Challenger 300 (20272) Hapag-Lloyd Executive GmbH
MM62158 Dornier 228 (8209) Italian Army
N437GA Gulfstream 4 (1437) Tortola (BVI) Ltd
N711LS Canadair Global 5000 (9155) SHL Corporate Aviation Inc
N927QS Cessna Citation X (750-0290) NetJets
SP-KCK Cessna Citationjet 2 (525A-0158) Jet Service Sp
VP-BAR Dassault Falcon 7X (011) Jana Co
VP-BNS Dassault Falcon 900DX (609) NS Aviation Ltd

19th April - Heathrow

4R-ADF Airbus A340 (374) SriLankan Airlines
5Y-KQU Boeing 777 (33681) Kenya Airways
B-HUE Boeing 747 (27117) Cathay Pacific
C-FCAE Boeing 767 (24083) Air Canada
C-FITW Boeing 777 (35298) Air Canada
C-FMWP Boeing 767 (25583) Air Canada
C-FXCA Boeing 767 (24574) Air Canada
C-GFAJ Airbus A330 (284) Air Canada
C-GHLM Airbus A330 (419) Air Canada
CS-DRW HS/BAE/Raytheon 125 (258829) NetJets Europe
CS-DSA Dassault Falcon 7X (030) NetJets Europe
ET-AMK Boeing 757 (32449) Ethiopian Airlines
F-ORME Airbus A321 (1878) MEA
HS-TGR Boeing 747 (27723) Thai Airways International
HZ-AKB Boeing 777 (28345) Saudi Arabian Airlines
I-BIXM Airbus A321 (0514) Alitalia
LN-RCX Boeing 737NG (30196) SAS Norge
N175AN Boeing 757 (32394) American Airlines
N298W Dassault Falcon 900 (045) FRC Holdings Inc V
N352AA Boeing 767 (24033) American Airlines
N362AA Boeing 767 (24043) American Airlines
N382AN Boeing 767 (25451) American Airlines
N41135 Boeing 757 (29284) Continental Airlines
N758AN Boeing 777 (32637) American Airlines
N775AN Boeing 777 (29584) American Airlines
N783AN Boeing 777 (30004) American Airlines
N791AN Boeing 777 (30254) American Airlines
N797AN Boeing 777 (30012) American Airlines
N832MH Boeing 767 (29704) Delta
SU-PBH Airbus A320 (1300) Air Memphis
SX-DGA Airbus A321 (3878) Aegean Airlines
SX-OAT Airbus A320 (4190) Olympic Air
VH-OJG Boeing 747 (24779) QANTAS
VH-OJS Boeing 747 (25564) QANTAS
VQ-BED Airbus A321 (4074) Aeroflot Russian Airlines
VT-ALK Boeing 777 (36309) Air India
VT-ALQ Boeing 777 (36315) Air India
YR-BGD Boeing 737 (27182) TAROM
ZK-NBW Boeing 747 (29375) Air New Zealand
ZS-SLC Airbus A340 (018) South African Airways
ZS-SNA Airbus A340 (410) South African Airways

Saturday, 17 April 2010

17/04/10 - International Helicopter Museum

StuC went to Weston-Super-Mare for the International Helicopter Museums "Spotters Behind-the-Scenes" weekend. For additions seen on further visits go to the bottom.


G-ELEC Westland WG-30-200 (7)


N114WG Westland WG-30-100-60 (14)

618 Mil Mi-8P Hip (10618)

2007/07 yellow PZL-Swidnik SM-1 Hare (S1-12007)

(3006)/1005/05 white PZL-Swidnik SM-2 (S2-03006)

9147 Mil Mi-4 Hound-A (9147)

(5N-ABW)/G-AOZE Westland Dragonfly Mk.2 (WA/H/141)

66-16579 Bell UH-1H Hueycobra (8773)

67-16506 Hughes OH-6A Cayuse (891)

96+26 Mil Mi-24D (110159)

A-41 Sud Aviation Alouette II (1958)

(BAPC-10) Hafner Revoplane R.II (R.II)

(BAPC-128) Watkinson CG-4 Cyclegyroplane Mk.IV (CG-4)

(BAPC-153) Full Scale Model of Westland WG-33 (Unknown)

(BAPC-289) Bensen B.8 Gyro-Boat (Unknown)

(BAPC-60) Murray M.1 (M.1)

(D-HMQV) Bolkow Bo-102 (6216)

(D-HOAY)/DDR-SPY Kamov Ka-26 (7001309)

(D-HZYR)/81+00 Bolkow Bo-105M (5100)

(F-BTRP)/F-OCMF/335 Sud Aviation SA.321F Super Frelon (116)

FR108/CDL Sud-Ouest SO.1221S Djinn (FR108)

F-WQAP Aerospatiale SA.365N (6001)

G-17-3/G-AVNE Westland Wessex 60 (WA561) under restoration

(G-48-1)/G-ALSX Bristol Sycamore Mk.3 (12892)

(G-ACWM) Cierva C.30A (715) derelict parts only

G-AODA Westland Whirlwind Srs.3 (WA.113)

G-ASTP Hiller UH-12C Raven (1045)

G-ATFG Brantly B-2B (448)

G-AWRP Cierva Rotorcraft CR.LTH-1 Grasshopper (GB-1)

(G-AYXT)/XK940/911 Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (WA.167)

(G-AZYB)/OO-SHW Bell 47H-1 (1538)

G-BAPS Campbell Cougar (CA.6000)

G-BGHF Westland WG-30-100-60 (1)

G-BIGP Bensen B.8M (PFA G/01-1005)

G-BKGD Westland WG-30-100 (2)

(G-BRMA)/WG719 Westland Dragonfly HR.5 (WA/H/050)

(G-BRMB/XG452) Bristol Belvedere HC.1 (13347) under restoration

G-BVWL Air & Space 18A (18-63)

G-EHIL AgustaWestland EH-101 (50003)

G-HAUL Westland WG-30-300 (20)

(G-HEKY)/G-ORVB McCulloch J-2 (39)

G-OAPR Brantly B-2B (446)

G-OTED Robinson R22 (209)

(G-RWWW)/XR486 Westland Whirlwind HCC.12 (WA.418)

(N6699D)/622 Piasecki H-25A Retriever (51)

SP-SAY Mil Mi-2 (529538125)

XD163/X Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 (WA.20)

(XE521) Fairey RotodyneY (F.9429) parts only

(XG462) Bristol Belvedere HC.1 (13357) nose only

XL811 Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP.12 (S2/5096)

XL829 Bristol Sycamore HR.14 (13474)

XM328/PO-653 Westland Wessex HAS.3 (WA9) under restoration

XM330 Westland Wessex HAS.1 (WA11)

XP165 Westland Scout AH.1 (S2/8437)

XT190 Westland-Bell Sioux AH.1 (WA.349)

XT443/AU-422 Westland Wasp HAS.1 (F.9613)

XV733 Westland Wessex HCC.4 (WA628)

XW839 Westland WG.13 Lynx (00-05)

XX910 Westland Lynx HAS.2 (40214)

ZE477 Westland Lynx Mk.3 (310)

ZS782 Full Scale Model of Westland Sharpeye (Unknown)

Unmarked Air Command Modac 500 (Husband Hornet) (Unknown)
Modac 500 Hornet

Storage Field

(G-17-4)/G-ATBZ Westland Wessex 60 (WA461)

(G-ANFH) Westland Whirlwind Srs.1 (WA.15)

(G-BODW) Bell 206B (784) Wreck (w-o 15/01/94)
Bell 206 a

(G-PASA) Bolkow Bo-105D (S-41)

(G-PASB) Bolkow Bo-105D (S-135)

(G-TPTR) Agusta-Bell AB.206B-3 (8587) Wreck, Alan Mann scheme (w-o 13/03/89)

N112WG Westland WG-30-100 (12)

N118WG Westland WG-30-100-60 (18)

(N5820T) Westland WG-30-100 (4)

N5840T Westland WG-30-100 (6)

(S-881) Sikorsky S-55C (55-1014)

(S-886) Sikorsky S-55C (55-1040)

(VR-BET) Westland Whirlwind Srs.3 (WA.24) possibly VR-BEU

VZ962 Westland Dragonfly HR.1 (WA/H/021)

XG596/66 Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 (WA.91)

XP404 Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 (WA.392)

XR526 Westland Wessex HC.2 (WA148)

XS149/GL-661 Westland Wessex HAS.3 (WA108)

XS486/24 Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA160)

(XT472)/X-C Westland Wessex HU.5 (WA294)

Unmarked Westland WG-30-100 Static Test Rig (Parts of c/n 022)

Unmarked Bell 206 (Unknown) Wreck
Bell 206 b

A visit by RichT on 05/03/11 produced the following additions:

G-AOUJ Fairey Ultralight Helicopter (F.9424)

MM81205/GF-128 Agusta A109A-11 (7336)

ZB686 Westland Gazelle AH.1 (1995) cabin only

A visit by RichT on 13/10/13 produced the following additions:

G-AXRA Campbell Cricket (CA 321A)

G-WBAT Julian Wombat (CJ-001)

MM80927/CC-49 Agusta-Bell AB.206A-1 JetRanger (9151)

XV798 Hawker-Siddeley Harrier GR.1 Mod (712048)